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    Remembering Neil Armstrong

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    Remembering Neil Armstrong


    Neil Armstrong was a true international icon. Millions of people around the world tuned in on July 20, 1969, when Armstrong said those famous words as the first man to walk on the moon. "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Indeed, this seemed to be his motto for life, not just a famous quote. After his famous landing, he appeared at many events over the years dedicated to helping young minds (like me) think that anything was possible, even walking on the moon.


    When I was about 7, I went to the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral. The first thing I thought when we were going was, "Will Neil Armstrong be there?" Because, at least for me, he exemplified the goal of the space industry. Not to establish our place as a world superpower, but to fill young minds with the idea that anything was possible. When I thought of Neil Armstrong, I was filled with wonder about what he had done, and wondered what I could do. This is one of his greatest legacies, one that is still felt around the world today.


    Overall, Neil Armstrong was a very inspirational man. In life and in death, he's inspired millions to reach for the stars. We all just wish he could still be with us, to inspire millions more in his life.


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